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Charlton Athletic 2-0 Barnsley

Charlton surprised in-form Barnsley with a comfortable victory at the Valley as they inflicted only a second league defeat of the season on the Tykes.

Karlan Grant scored twice, his sixth and seventh league goals of the campaign, and his pace troubled the Yorkshire side throughout.

Barnsley came into the match as the second-highest scorers in League One but, despite plenty of possession, they struggled to make any impression on the home defence.

Grant opened the scoring after eight minutes, taking a superb diagonal pass from Jamie Ward and hitting a low shot across Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies and in off the far post.

Alex Mowatt forced a diving save from Jed Steer from a long-range free-kick after 16 minutes, but that was the only time Barnsley threatened in the first half.

In contrast, the speedy Charlton forwards kept the Tykes' defenders at full stretch and Ward twice had shots saved by Davies.

Barnsley introduced top scorer Kieffer Moore at half-time but to little effect and Charlton doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half as Grant converted Lyle Taylor's low cross from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 21Steer
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 4BielikBooked at 63minsSubstituted forSarrat 82'minutes
  • 6Pearce
  • 20SollyBooked at 20mins
  • 24Cullen
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forLapslieat 74'minutes
  • 17Aribo
  • 16WardSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 62'minutes
  • 18Grant
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 7Marshall
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 15Pratley
  • 23Sarr
  • 25Ajose
  • 32Lapslie

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12Cavaré
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 23PinillosBooked at 12minsSubstituted forHedgesat 60'minutes
  • 4Dougall
  • 27Mowatt
  • 20Potts
  • 8McGeehanSubstituted forMooreat 45'minutes
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forThiamat 60'minutes
  • 33Brown

Substitutes

  • 7Hedges
  • 13Walton
  • 18Jackson
  • 19Moore
  • 26Thiam
  • 28Williams
  • 29Adeboyejo
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
12,416

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Barnsley 0.

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Naby Sarr replaces Krystian Bielik because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).

Brad Potts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jacob Brown (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Lapslie replaces Ben Reeves.

Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Anfernee Dijksteel.

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad Potts (Barnsley).

Attempt blocked. Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.

Booking

Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Brad Potts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tariqe Fosu-Henry replaces Jamie Ward.

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces George Moncur.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Daniel Pinillos.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth14103124111333
2Peterborough1483330201027
3Sunderland1375126131326
4Accrington147521813526
5Barnsley1374226111525
6Doncaster147432419525
7Luton146442118322
8Walsall136431514122
9Charlton136342118321
10Coventry146351314-121
11Fleetwood145542113820
12Southend146261818020
13Blackpool12471149519
14Burton135261617-117
15Scunthorpe144552229-717
16Rochdale144462128-716
17Wycombe143651721-415
18Shrewsbury142661115-412
19Gillingham133371825-712
20Bristol Rovers14257913-411
21Wimbledon143291020-1011
22Oxford Utd142481323-1010
23Bradford1431101022-1210
24Plymouth141491125-147
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